ON SEA TROUT and THE FLY-FISHERMAN. By Sir Edward Grey.

ON SEA TROUT and THE FLY-FISHERMAN. By Sir Edward Grey.
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Author Grey (Sir Edward, Viscount Grey of Fallodon, K.G.).
Book Code 1096
ISBN B001AVZZGM
Book Description Mint in one slipcase. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies.

(1913 & 1926) 1994 1st thus. Two volumes. Pp26,28. B/w frontispiece portraits. Fully bound in black goatskin, all edges gilt. Introduction by Jeremy Paxman
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1994
Publisher The Flyfisher's Classic Library.
Place Bovey Tracey.
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Edward Grey (Sir Edward, subsequently Viscount Grey of Fallodon, K.G.) had two distinguished careers, as naturalist-author and as a statesman of foreign affairs. Many cherish his classic book, "Fly Fishing", first published in 1899. In his address, "Recreation", to the Harvard Union, USA in 1919, Grey confessed "I have had a liking for more than one form of sport, but an actual passion for salmon and trout fishing." Within Grey's various writings that "offer us the purest and most lasting joys of mind and heart" (G.M. Trevelyan, "Grey of Fallodon", 1937) are two outstanding essays: ON SEA TROUT: 1913 "Sometimes I think that sea trout fishing is the best of all sport. It combines the wildness of salmon fishing with the independence of trout fishing, and one may have all the excitement of hooking large fish without using a heavy rod and heavy tackle ." THE FLY-FISHERMAN: 1926 "Fly-fishing is but one form of angling, and to enjoy it to the full a man must be born an angler. The passion may be latent, for years it may not discover itself owing to lack of opportunity, but if it is not revealed when the opportunity comes, it is not there .."

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